Person wearing badge

If your badge is:

  • LOST:
    • Within 24 hours of discovery, complete SF 2730-LSBLost/Stolen/Forgotten Badge Report, and submit it to the appropriate Badge Office to request a temporary badge.
    • A period of 5 calendar days is allowed for the lost badge to be recovered, after which it is permanently deactivated and a new one must be created. If the badge is recovered during the allowed 5-day period, it may be re-activated if it has remained under the owner’s control (e.g., misplaced at home or in a personal vehicle). Otherwise, the badge will be considered compromised, remain deactivated, and require a new badge to be created. For an HSPD-12 federal credential, re-enrollment (i.e., identity verification, photograph, and fingerprints) may be necessary.
  • STOLEN:
    • Within 24 hours of discovery, notify SIMP 24/7 at 505-845-1321, all sites.
    • As soon as possible, complete SF 2730-LSBLost/Stolen/Forgotten Badge Report, and submit it to the appropriate Badge Office to request a temporary badge.
    • A badge reported as stolen is immediately considered compromised and permanently deactivated, requiring a new badge to be created in all cases. For an HSPD-12 federal credential, re-enrollment (i.e., identity verification, photograph, and fingerprints) may be necessary.
  • FORGOTTEN:
    • You are strongly encouraged to simply retrieve the badge,
    • If circumstances don’t allow you to retrieve your badge, complete SF 2730-LSBLost/Stolen/Forgotten Badge Report, and submit it to the appropriate Badge Office to request a temporary badge.

If you FIND a badge: Promptly return it to the appropriate Badge Office in one of the following ways:

  • In person.
  • In a badge drop box at one of the following locations:
    • Lobby of IPOC (SNL/NM)
    • Vasco/East Avenue Security Gate entrance (SNL/CA)
  • Via Sandia internal mail, using a UCI envelope
  • Via certified/signature-required delivery, as follows:

Administrative action for repeated occurrences

Recurrent reports of a lost, stolen, or forgotten (LSF) badge by or on behalf of a member of the workforce will result in administrative action consisting of an escalating series of automatic e-mail notifications to management, advising them to conduct and document a discussion on the importance of safeguarding badges with the badge holder.  For contractors and consultants, a delay in issuing a temporary badge may also be imposed.

An exemption from administrative action will be granted to everyone for their first LSF event within a 365-calendar day period (i.e., although recorded, the first occurrence will not trigger administrative action).   Only one administrative action will be initiated for each LSF event (e.g., a forgotten badge that is subsequently determined to be lost or stolen will not result in a separate administrative action).

For a forgotten badge, the badge holder is strongly encouraged to simply retrieve the badge if circumstances permit and avoid administrative action altogether.